New non-scuzzy/non-skronky sounds from denizens of Boston and Massachusetts – folk, pop, blues, alternative and more.
James Discovers – Lebanon – experimental pop from Mario Epstein, one half of Somerville shitgazers Drunk Cop
Big Nice – Upward – vintage Bowie styles explored through a solo project of Bradford Krieger
The Shills – Oh, This Devilish Place – “Give me a decent bottle of poison…I will construct the perfect crime.”
Parlour Bells – Celebrities On Ice – Boston Music Award nominees skating a sci-fi lullaby
Phantom Rides – A Way Out – PR is Terry and Melissa from Foreign Objects doing their take on Wire. More material is promised.
The Digs – Ready Set – Debut album full of rock/punk/whatever (and plenty of contributions from one of Psychic Dogs too – no surprise that the record sounds so fun)
Mr. Vertigo – Grace – Some strange and fascinating subtheories from those Boston gentlemen
Tuxis Giant – No Sleep – Recollection of a strange day in the life of Matt O’Connor
Duck & Cover – Alienate – Lots of trouble and loud sounds from Damien, Daniel, Rich, and Chris
The Rayguns – Never Been to California – surfy punk and roll from Joey Disorder (see also – Zero Disorder), Nicky Vacation, Billy Quail and Alec Animal
- Mixtape – Pazz and Jop (II)
- Review – Misery Addict / Beasts Split
- Mixtape – Bands of Hassle Fest (III)
- Mixtape – Pazz & Jop
- Zip-Tie Handcuffs – Heavy Love Child